Saturday, January 22, 2011

Recap of Friday Night Sew-In

I had a great time participating in my first Friday Night Sew-in!  If you can find a way to make it happen at your house I highly recommend it.

I was able to accomplish quite a bit, but I didn't finish the Dr. Seuss quilt.  I realized once I started to baste it that the back really wasn't big enough, and as much as I hated to do it, I had to fix it.  In my continuing effort to use what I have, I used the left over bigger scraps from the top to piece the back.  So far I'm not crazy about it, but I think I will wait until it is completely finished to make a final judgement.  I am always amazed at how much the quilting adds to the quilt.  I will wait until it is complete to do the big reveal.

After working a little on that I decided to start working on another small project because I really need a new project.=)  My husband and I were talking about what we could do to thank the NICU staff for everything they have done for our family.  Not only is our son Graham residing there currently, but Hurst was born at 35 weeks, so he was there for a week after he was born.  Needless to say, we have a lot to be thankful for!  I have decided that I am going to make little quilts for the babies to have in their isolets during their stay in the NICU.  Once they go home the quilts will go with them as a reminder of time there.  My goal will be to have significant number to donate on both of the boy's birthdays.  Since the quilts won't be any larger than 30x30, I think these will be a good project for me to work on whilst caring for a newborn and a toddler (God help me!)

I used a set of four fat quarters I have had in my stash for a while and cut them into 5 inch squares.  I think they will become a deconstructed nine patch quilt.  Here they are pictured with a few white hexagons I cut out for this project.

These are not my most favorite fabrics in the world, but I think once they are cut up and assembled they will make a cute quilt.

Hope everyone has a fantastic quilty weekend!


Impera_Magna said...

What a lovely thing to do as a "thank you" for NICU! I'm sure your generosity will be appreciated.

I like how you're challenging yourself to use fabrics in your stash.... I'm trying to do the same thing here.

Elizabeth D. said...

Awesome job! And that sounds like a wonderful project, I'm sure they will be well appreciated. And I'll bet you will wind up loving that quilt back - I know I always love the scrappy quilt backs :)